Cece is a senior consultant with Morten Group, where her work focuses on racial equity facilitation and organizational assessments.

As a long-time Chicago activist and organizer, she’s worked in partnership with organizations, institutions, coalitions and corporations on issues of equity and justice. The focus of her public policy and programming efforts include domestic violence, reproductive rights, welfare reform, homelessness and housing, economic development, and progress for women and girls.

More than twenty years ago, Cece began her own consulting firm, working with non-profit organizations and government agencies on strategic planning and communications, program and board development and event coordination. As a business and personal coach, her work centers on creative change and transformation.

Cece served as Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Women for the City of Chicago. As a mayoral appointee, she was the liaison between the women’s community and the city administration. In that capacity, Cece represented the City at the NGO Forum of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Additionally, she facilitated sessions at a global women’s conference in Kiev, Ukraine.

She has served on several Boards of Directors, including the Illinois Women’s Agenda, Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance, The Work Welfare and Family Coalition, Commission on Women’s Equality for the American Jewish Congress, Chicago Foundation for Women, and the United Way’s Discrimination Priority Grants Committee.

Cece has her Masters Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and her Bachelors from the University of Michigan

We asked Cece, “If you could share a meal with any 2 individuals, living or dead, who would you choose and why?” She said,  “I’d love to share a meal with Michelle and Barack Obama to hear their wisdom on gender and racial equity. I’m inspired by how they consistently show up with loyalty, humor and humanity.”